2016 Audi allroad

Pros: Unique, compelling mix of passenger-car and SUV traits; high-quality materials and assembly inside and out; nicely composed steering and handling

Cons: Some testers find Audi’s MMI system complicated and frustrating to use; rear seat not particularly spacious; mediocre off-the-line acceleration

CG Says: The Audi allroad is little changed for 2016. Keyless access and starting is now optional on base Premium models. The optional Technology package of the Premium Plus version now includes a Bang & Olufsen sound system. In a market that favors crossovers and SUVs, the Audi allroad wagon has little direct competition in the premium-compact-car category. It’s an intriguing fusion of SUV/crossover attributes (higher ground clearance and rugged body styling features) applied to a traditional passenger-car-based station wagon (the allroad is based on the Audi A4). The allroad has good power, athletic handling, and a comfortable, classy interior. Add to that a bit of mild off-roading ability, and this is a nice alternative to a premium-compact SUV.

The Facts
Class Premium Compact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Audi
Nation of Manufacture Germany
Base Prices 2.0T Premium: $42,700

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
220
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28

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2016 Audi allroad